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Fastest ways to level up in Vanguard: Rank, Weapons & Operators

Here are all the ways to level up your Call of Duty: Vanguard Rank, Operators, and Weapons as fast as possible.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is finally here, so we’re breaking down the fastest ways you can level up your Rank, weapons, and Operators.

The latest Call of Duty title, Vanguard, has arrived. This offers players a ton of weapons, Operators, and more as they progress through the 55 levels on offer.

All of Vanguard’s Weapons and Operators will be coming to the battle royale in December with Warzone Pacific. There’s no guarantee which Vanguard weapons will be the Warzone meta, so you might want to get them all leveled up as soon as possible. Plus, there’s plenty of Vanguard content to unlock, such as camos and Operator skins.

With so much content to take in, we’re detailing the fastest ways to level up your Rank, weapons, and Operators in Vanguard.

How to level up Vanguard Rank fast

The following tips will help you level up in Call of Duty: Vanguard as fast as possible. They also help with ranking up your weapons and Operators, but we’ve got some detailed tips that specifically focus on leveling them up too.

Play your favorite multiplayer mode

To level up in Vanguard as fast as possible, you should always play your favorite mode that you’re best at. You might hear that some modes offer XP faster, or you can get more kills – but it’s entirely up to you and your playstyle.

Search and Destroy offers a lot of XP for performing well, but there’s no point in grinding it out if you’ll only end up with a couple of kills on average. Just play the mode you perform best in, and you’ll find the grind a much smoother and more enjoyable experience.

And this goes for Weapon XP too, always make sure you’re playing your favorite mode.

Complete challenges

Vanguard offers a ton of challenges across multiplayer, Zombies, weapons, Operators, and more.

First, you should try to blast through all of the easier challenges, such as getting Mounted or Crouched kills. Keep them in the back of your mind and you’ll blast through them, earning some sweet XP.

Then, you can start focusing on some of the more difficult challenges that offer better rewards. But if you’re only focused on XP, don’t spend too long on something that will hinder your performance and waste valuable time.

Finish multiplayer matches

This might go without saying, but make sure you’re sticking around until the end of your matches.

Getting your Match Bonus XP is definitely worth sticking around for, even if you’re not having the best game. Plus, you even get some bonus XP for voting for the match’s MVP, which is a nice little boost with minimal effort.

Change your Operator and weapons

To keep earning more and more XP, you shouldn’t just stick to one loadout or Operator.

Once you’ve maxed them out, you won’t be earning any more XP, so make sure that once you’ve fully leveled a weapon or Operator, you change them up. Earning camos and completing challenges will all award XP, keep trying out every aspect of the game and you’ll keep raking in passive XP.

Play during Double XP events

Vanguard will offer a Double XP event every few weeks, so you should check out our guide on when the next Double XP weekend is, and make sure to take advantage of them.

In these events, you’ll be able to get your hands on Double XP, Double Weapon XP, Double Operator XP, and Double Battle Pass XP. Playing in these events will give you a massive boost, so it’s always worth checking them out.

How to level up Vanguard weapons fast

Use the right Operator

Each Operator has their own favorite weapon, and you’ll actually earn much more Weapon XP when combining the right gun and Operator.

As you use and level up a specific Operator, you’ll earn chunks of XP for their favorite weapon. For example, if you’re looking to level up your Type 100, you should use Wade.

Here’s every Vanguard Operator and their favorite weapon:

  • Daniel – M1 Garand
  • Wade – Type 100
  • Halima – MP-40
  • Polina – 3-Line Rifle
  • Solange – NZ-41
  • Shigenori – Type 11
  • Roland – STG44
  • Lucas – Owen Gun
  • Beatrice – AS44
  • Arthur – STEN
  • Constanze – MG42
  • Padmavati – Combat Shotgun

We recommend you make sure you’re using the right Operator, and not wasting any time using an Operator with a weapon you’ve already leveled up.

Play Blitz Combat Pacing

Vanguard has introduced a brand-new Combat Pacing setting, and Blitz’s chaos is perfect for leveling up.

Blitz allows for the maximum amount of players on the map, which gets you into gunfights far more often. You’ll be able to rack up much more multi-kills, and you won’t waste any time running around the map looking for enemies.

Party up on PlayStation

When partied up with friends, PlayStation players get an extra +25% Weapon XP. So, if a weapon would usually take you four hours to max out, you can do it in three.

If you’re focusing on ranking up all of the weapons as soon as possible, you should try to make sure you’re always playing in a party with friends.

Avoid Vanguard’s Zombies mode

Unfortunately, YouTuber JGOD has done the math, and Zombies mode simply isn’t worth it if you’re grinding weapon XP. He figured out that you’ll need to kill 12,000 Zombies to max out a weapon, which he calls “terribly inefficient.”

How to level up Vanguard Operators fast

Complete Operator challenges

Each Vanguard Operator comes with their own set of challenges, and you’ll want to be completing these to rank them up quicker.

Just stick with your Operator until you finish all of their challenges. These aren’t usually too difficult, but you might need to change up your weapon or playstyle to get them done.


And that’s everything you need to know about leveling up fast in Call of Duty: Vanguard! You’ll get access to a variety of weapons and skins, and you’ll quickly be on your way to having everything ready for Vanguard Pacific in December.

For more Vanguard, you can check out how devs will balance the WW2 weapons in Warzone.

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Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2 officially delayed

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 2 has officially been delayed after devs share community update.

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It seems the Call of Duty devs have got a lot on their plate at the moment, causing them to delay the release of Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2.

Warzone & Vanguard have had a lot of updates over the past couple of weeks, including the mid-season patch which looked to solve a lot of the game’s performance issues.

Despite improvements and better communication from the devs when it comes to sharing what they’re working on, Season 2 has been officially delayed to give them more time to work on fixes.

Call of Duty announced over on Twitter that Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard has officially been delayed from the February 1 released date to February 14.

With all the crazy news coming out recently regarding Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision, which includes Call of Duty, this probably won’t come as much of a shock to the community, especially given all the current performance issues.

While the devs recognize that they have “deployed a number of updates” recently to fix the issues, including a fix for the freezing Buy Station bug, they also recognize “that more needs to be done.”

The main reason for Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard being delayed is in order for the devs to continue improving the gameplay experience. Many players will likely be happy that the season is being delayed, as another big update to the game might just cause even more issues and further frustration.


As more information is released regarding Season 2 of Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, we’ll be sure to cover it. For now, check out how much money Warzone makes.

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When is CoD: Vanguard Season 2? Season 1 end date, Zombies updates, more

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard’s Season 2 update, including the release date, content, and major Zombies updates.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s next major content drop will arrive with Season 2, so so here’s everything about it including the start date, Zombies updates, and expected content.

Vanguard has carried on Call of Duty’s live service approach to content, bringing new maps, weapons, and Operators with seasonal updates. Season 1 has received its mid-season update, so players are looking forward to what’s arriving in Season 2.

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard Season 2, including its start date, expected content, and what Treyarch has in store for Zombies.

Vanguard Season 1 end date

Vanguard Season 1’s mid-season update is live, with the season set to end on February 14, 2022 after a delay was announced via the Call of Duty Twitter account.

As of now, it remains to be seen if the delay will push the Season 1 Battle Pass expiry date to February 14 but we’ll be sure to update this section when we have more information.

Vanguard Season 2 release date & time

Following the announcement of a slight delay, Vanguard Season 2 is expected to begin on February 14 as opposed to February 1.

Significant Call of Duty updates usually arrive at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT, but Sledgehammer Games should provide an exact time nearer the date.

What’s included in Vanguard Season 2?

Sledgehammer Games haven’t announced everything they have in store for Season 2 yet, but we can take an educated guess based on previous seasons’ content.

  • New weapons
  • New Operators
  • New & remastered maps
  • New & returning game modes
  • Themed-event with challenges & rewards
  • Balance tweaks & bug fixes
  • Zombies updates

This is all just speculation, but previous seasons have included this content in one form or another, so we expect Vanguard Season 2 to be no different.

But stay tuned to charlieINTEL, as Sledgehammer will release their roadmap in the coming weeks.

Vanguard Season 2 Zombies content

Vanguard’s Zombies mode has been slammed by the community for its lack of classic features, but developers Treyarch provided an update ahead of the mid-Season 1 update.

They revealed that they’ll finally bring the Main Quest Easter Egg in Season 2, add “multiple Wonder Weapons,” and bring players to “the Dark Aether itself in a completely original location crafted for Vanguard Zombies.”

Here’s everything Treyarch teased for Vanguard Zombies Season 2:

  • New hub map
  • Dark Aether-themed map
  • Multiple Wonder Weapons
  • New Dark Aether entity
  • New enemy type
  • New Objective gameplay

Also, Treyarch announced that the highly sought-after Pause Feature would arrive “soon,” perhaps in the Season 2 update.


Also, if you prefer battle royale to classic multiplayer, you can check out everything we know about Warzone’s Season 2 update.

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How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

Here’s how you can quickly fix the CoD: Vanguard glitch that causes the right stick to stop working on your controller.

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A major Call of Duty: Vanguard glitch is causing the right stick to completely stop working mid-game for controller players, but thankfully, there is a way you can quickly fix it.

Vanguard players have had to deal with their fair share of bugs and glitches. These all have different effects on the game, such as making the High Alert perk stronger despite receiving a nerf, or letting players levitate.

Now, players that use controllers are encountering a new issue that causes the right stick to stop working. This leaves them with nothing to do but to keep running straight ahead, putting them at a serious disadvantage with no ability to aim.

Here’s how you can get around this Vanguard glitch.

Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The right stick glitch occurs when CoD: Vanguard automatically changes your input settings from controller to mouse and keyboard. This causes your controller to disconnect mid-game.

Once the controller reconnects, the right stick stops working entirely. This prevents you from looking around and aiming. Instead, all you’ll be able to do is keep running forward and shooting.

How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The first way to get around this glitch is to hit right on your controller’s D-pad. This button helps the game detect that the player is using a controller to play instead of a mouse and keyboard.

If this doesn’t work, then there are other methods that you can try out. Some players have reported that the right stick issue gets fixed after getting killed. This can ruin the match, but you’ll regain control of your Operator.

The final method that you can try out is to turn off the game altogether. Booting CoD: Vanguard back up will cause your controller to function properly again. You should also make sure that your controller is fully charged.


For more Vanguard, check out how to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific and how Vanguard players want a simple QoL change to improve the HUD.

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